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 Post subject: Scissors and thinning shears
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:26 pm 
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What do you guys use? I can't afford 100$ shears xD. Its just an at-home grooming. :) Please let me know
I'm looking at these for thinning shears, and possibly the same brand for new scissors. And should I get straight scissors or the angled or both? I groom my cocker, a friends cocker and some rescue cockers. As well as a lhasa apso.

http://www.amazon.com/Utopia-Care-Profe ... P8TDYVYCGL

What is a good length for the thinning shears?


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 Post subject: Re: Scissors and thinning shears
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:46 pm 
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I can't speak for those thinning shears. The price kind of scares me, but who knows. I paid a pretty penny for my curved, straight, and thinning shears, but do not believe you have to pay $100 a pair for them. If you are only going to get one, get straight. I love my curve shears, but you need straight more often in my opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: Scissors and thinning shears
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check PetEdge for Dubl duck and Fromm....they are decent and do not have to break the bank.

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My straight shears are 10" - I almost never use them. I have 8" curved shears (Geib Gators) that cost me around $60. My thinning shears are 7.5" 46 tooth shears by Fromm that cost me about $90. I've had them for 15 years so far and they're awesome. Worth every penny.

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 Post subject: Re: Scissors and thinning shears
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I have a 1900 Sears and Roebucks Fetlock Shears Curved Blade huge! For the feet. Then 71/2 Heritage curve for the head. When I got Oliver a show person said there's no straight sections on a cocker. Showed her my 1900 Sears and Roebucks Fetlock Shears Curved Blade should had see her eyes. :shock: Now for thinning shears think it's 71/2 a 42 tooth off of Ebay less than twenty. Best to find what fits your fingers. Maybe test at a dog show.

Best to fit the eye rings to your fingers and how they feel in your hand, the most comfortable fit. Only way are the venders at a dog show if I didn't make it clear. Is a 200 dollar pair better not really.


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 Post subject: Re: Scissors and thinning shears
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I couldn't find the $20 shears on ebay and I dont have 50$+ dollars right now, I think Ill give these shears a try. :)


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I asked my hairstylist about shears and she suggested I try Sally Beauty supply for inexpensive shears. She said I could find what I needed for $20-$40 there. Maybe it won't give you professional groomer look but for at home it might be okay.


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MShawn wrote:
I asked my hairstylist about shears and she suggested I try Sally Beauty supply for inexpensive shears. She said I could find what I needed for $20-$40 there. Maybe it won't give you professional groomer look but for at home it might be okay.


A hair stylist I know did the same thing. But the teeth on most of those sheers only go up to 30-35 on the thinning shears, so I did forgo them. I ordered the pair I posted from amazon. I dont have a lot of money so I am making do for the time being. I am going to get better shears, probably February of next year. I'm gonna go for a nice pair :)


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 Post subject: Re: Scissors and thinning shears
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Check out Amazon for sheers. The Japanese made seem the best and the prices are reasonable. You can get a good pair for $30.


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 Post subject: Re: Scissors and thinning shears
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I am looking for scissors myself in the mid price range. In your opinion, is it best to invest more in the straight scissors (for along the legs). Will lower price range curved ones do just fine for the ears and paws?

I plan to buy thinning shears too, but don't anticipate needing them as much.

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 Post subject: Re: Scissors and thinning shears
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If I wasn't buying both straight and curved, I'd go with straight. I don't use scissors on the ears, much at all. I don't think I'd want curved, if I did.
Cici wrote:
I am looking for scissors myself in the mid price range. In your opinion, is it best to invest more in the straight scissors (for along the legs). Will lower price range curved ones do just fine for the ears and paws?

I plan to buy thinning shears too, but don't anticipate needing them as much.

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 Post subject: Re: Scissors and thinning shears
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Yes, I think I'll look for a good quality straight one so I can even out her legs better after using clippers.

I seem to be able to give her a curve around her paws even with straight scissors, so I'll buy an inexpensive curved one. if I fall in love with the curved, then I'll spring for a good one.

It seems that even with straight if you move along the curve instead of leaving your hand stationary, it works out alright.

Thanks for helping me think it through.

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I've used my clippers on the paws before. I do it from the bottom when trimming out the pads. Make sense? They are only pets and perfection isn't going to happen with me doing the grooming. :gig You can snip any hair you miss with the straight scissor, after using the clipper.

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 Post subject: Re: Scissors and thinning shears
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Good point on using the clippers for rounding out the paw too, Debbie. i am sure you've had lots of practice and your babies look very nice.

Cici doesn't particularly dislike my handling her paws - i just think it tickles her when i use clippers or scissors on her paw pads. She reacts as I would if someone rubbed something under my foot...hehe. It takes several tries to complete one paw pad because she jerks it away as if she is being tickled.

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 Post subject: Re: Scissors and thinning shears
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Here are a couple that I use. I purchased them through Amazon.com, and have been very happy with them both.
These are both curved ones, but the first ones have rounded tips:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004J2GN7O

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000B9SFVQ

These are the thinning shears I'm using - I took a chance on them, and they're working pretty well. I'm sure they're not as good as expensive ones, but for my needs I'm satisfied.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Conair-Stylin ... s/14654068

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